FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- E2open (NASDAQ: EOPN), the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks, today announced that the latest release of E2 Cloud Connectivity has been Drummond Certified™ in the AS2‐3Q14 automated interoperability test event. Drummond Group Inc., the trusted leader in interoperability software testing, named E2open's solution as one of 19 newly certified products. E2open participated in this vendor‐neutral test event held across multiple time zones during the third quarter of 2014. As part of the company's commitment to being at the forefront of B2B connectivity, E2open successfully tested against two additional optional profiles during this test event: AS2 Reliability and AS2 Restart.
"We commend these companies for demonstrating their commitment to testing and certifying new product versions to deliver a trusted, secure and interoperable AS2 software solution that may be deployed seamlessly into production environments," said Rik Drummond, CEO, Drummond Group. "Through the extensive teamwork of these organizations, our AS2 interoperability certification event continues to provide trusted, neutral testing of AS2 messaging while offering multiple interoperable choices to link trading partners within supply chains in a global marketplace."
Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) is one of the most widely renowned messaging standards for business-to-business (B2B) e‐commerce with thousands of global implementations. AS2 enables B2B gateways to connect, deliver and reply to all forms of data (including EDI and XML) securely and reliably, thus delivering cost savings and providing flexibility and control on how the data is used. AS2 is broadly adopted among the world's major retailers and manufacturers, and is one of several protocol standards built into the foundation of the E2open Business Network. By removing the barriers to collaboration, and allowing for the exchange of information in a simple, secure and reliable manner, the E2open Business Network enables complete visibility and the rapid onboarding of trading partners worldwide.
"As supply chains stretch across the globe, the ability to collaborate in real time and to better connect with trading partners within a trusted business network is critical for today's leading organizations. Interoperable B2B integration solutions, such as E2open's, form the foundation of this powerful level of global connectivity," said Ian Hedges, Vice President, Platform, E2open. "In the AS2‐3Q14 test event, we once again validated conformance to the base AS2 protocol specification and our previously supported optional profiles, and also added two new optional profiles to test against: Reliability and Restart. By adding support for these two optional profiles, the E2open Business Network is now able to exchange very large messages consisting of gigabytes of information with network participants with an assurance of 'once, and only once' delivery. We are pleased to have yet again earned the Drummond Certified™ seal."
As a trusted, experienced and accredited interoperability test lab, Drummond Group offers global test services through the product life cycle, including auditing, quality assurance, conformance and test consulting. Drummond Group's testing automation tool, InSitu®, allows the tester to automate the execution and evaluation of the test cases used for interoperability testing, including the sending and receiving of AS2 messaging. This provides testers with more time to focus on solving any interoperability issues. A complete list of the newly certified AS2‐3Q14 products and registration information for upcoming tests can be found here.
More than 40,500 trading partners and 136,600 unique registered users currently participate in the E2open Business Network, which allows participants to share plans and data and execute business processes in a secure, real-time manner. The E2open Business Network also provides collaboration tools and analytics so that E2open customers can make more informed and efficient decisions. For more information on E2open, and E2 Cloud Connectivity, visit the company's website, follow the company on Twitter at @E2open, or visit us on LinkedIn.
E2open (NASDAQ: EOPN) is the leading provider of cloud-based, on-demand software solutions enabling enterprises to procure, manufacture, sell, and distribute products more efficiently through collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks. Enterprises use E2open solutions to gain visibility into and control over their trading networks through the real-time information, integrated business processes, and advanced analytics that E2open provides. E2open customers include Avnet, Celestica, Cisco, HP, IBM, Lenovo, L'Oréal, Motorola Solutions, NVIDIA, Seagate and Vodafone. E2open is headquartered in Foster City, California with operations worldwide. For more information, visit www.e2open.com.